It is far too easy to take our oceans for granted. In fact, that is something that has led to the demise and devastation of many marine ecosystems. Man’s disregard and ignorance about the natural world beneath the waves have led to a terrible relationship with this watery world. Programmes like Blue Planet opened our eyes to the true scale of the oceans, the issues they face and the plight of the creatures within. Now the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle aims to increase knowledge and understanding even further with a new exhibition called Oceans.
Oceans brings together incredible exhibits and specimens to help Parisians get a better idea of ocean life.
The Evolution Gallery of the museum has long been a place where local residents can learn more about the natural world. Their educational shows and specimens provide a chance for visitors to get up close with some incredible animals from across the world. This new Oceans exhibition focuses on marine life. Yet, there is a great sense of diversity in the different creatures and habitats that are the stars of the show. There is a deliberate attempt here to highlight animals and ecosystems from across the world, and at different depths. This means some skeletons and other pieces related to the ocean giants – such as whales and sharks – but also some of the weirder creatures from the deepest trenches.
This long-term show should prove to be educational and valuable for all concerned.
The aim here is to help visitors improve their knowledge of the oceans and see this blue part of the planet in a new light. The breadth of the items and the detail to the sections and design means that this should be an exhibition to remember. Oceans opens at the museum on the 3rd of April and runs until the 5th of January next year.
From 3 April 2019 to 5 January 2020
Grande Galerie de l’Evolution
36 rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris 5
Reduced rate : 9 €
Full rate : 12 €
Family rate : 35 €